Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2 GB Review 10

Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2 GB Review



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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 750 Ti was released in February this year. Using the first GPU based on the NVIDIA "Maxwell" architecture, its GM107 graphics processors utilize the 28 nanometer process. It is also the most power-efficient GPU to date, which has turned GM107-based products into the optimum choice for compact, low-power media PCs. With its 640 shaders, the GTX 750 Ti is fine for entry level gaming, but certainly not for maximum details play at 1080p.

Palit's brand-new GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first and only NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti on the market with a passive cooling solution. This also makes it the fastest passive graphics card with an NVIDIA graphics processor as the next-fastest passive NVIDIA card is the aging GeForce GT 640.

Being passively cooled makes it a great choice for a quiet office system or a media PC. Running NVIDA's default clocks, Palit has not overclocked their card out of the box. With 2 GB of memory, the card is also using the GTX 750 Ti's bigger memory configuration, with 1 GB as the other option.

Pricing of the card is not cheap as it currently retails for €130. The cheapest GTX 750 Ti 2 GB can be had for €105. Since Palit's card is not available in the United States, we estimated its USD price to be $180 for all comparisons in this review.

GeForce GTX 750 Ti Market Segment Analysis
GTX 650 Ti
HD 7790
HD 7850
GTX 750
R7 260X
650 Ti Boost
GTX 750 Ti
Palit GTX
750 Ti KalmX
R7 265
GTX 660
HD 7870
R9 270X
GTX 760
Shader Units76889610245128967686406401024960128012801152
Graphics ProcessorGK106BonairePitcairnGM107BonaireGK106GM107GM107PitcairnGK106PitcairnPitcairnGK104
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB2048 MB1024 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width128 bit128 bit256 bit128 bit128 bit192 bit128 bit128 bit256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Core Clock925 MHz1000 MHz860 MHz1020 MHz+1100 MHz980 MHz+1020 MHz+1020 MHz+925 MHz980 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz980 MHz+
Memory Clock1350 MHz1500 MHz1200 MHz1250 MHz1625 MHz1502 MHz1350 MHz1350 MHz1400 MHz1502 MHz1200 MHz1400 MHz1502 MHz


Package Front
Package Back


You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Driver CD + documentation

The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back

Palit's card is dominated by the large fan-less heatsink. Please note how the heatsink extends above the board's top edge, which might make fitting the card into smaller cases difficult. Dimensions of the card are 18.5 cm x 14.1 cm.

Graphics Card Height

Installation requires two slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity options include two DVI ports and one mini-HDMI port. You may use all outputs at the same time, so triple-monitor-surround gaming is possible with one card.

The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support.

Multi-GPU Area

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti does not support SLI.

Graphics Card Teardown PCB Front
Graphics Card Teardown PCB Back

Pictured above are the front and back, showing the disassembled board. High-res versions are also available (front, back).
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